W. Brent Seales, Ph.D.

Director of the Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments
Gill Professor

Research Areas: Computer vision, Digital Libraries, multimedia, surgical technology, visualization

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Computer Science - CS
102G DMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0633
Phone: 859-218-1336
Fax: 859-257-1505
Email: seales@uky.edu


PhD University of Wisconsin August 1991 Computer Science
MS University of Wisconsin May 1988 Computer Science
BS University of Southwestern Louisiana May 1986 Computer Science


  • Gill Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, July 2007.
  • Director, Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments, University of Kentucky, July 2007-date.
  • Visiting Research Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1998-99.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Kentucky, 1991-97.

Selected Publications

  • W. B. Seales, “Lire Sans Destruire Les Papyrus Carbonise d’Herculanum, Communication, l’Institut de France, 2011.
  • G. Landon and W. B. Seales, “New Methods for Rock Art Recording and Virtual Analysis”, in Caribbean Rock Art, edited by M. A. Cinquino, M. H. Hayward, and L. G. Atkinson. The University of Alabama Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-8173-1650-1.
  • M. S. Brown, M. Sun, R. Yang, L. Yun, and W. B. Seales, “Restoring 2D Content from Distorted Documents”, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), 29(11) pp. 1904-16, 2007.
  • Y. Lin and W. B. Seales, “Opaque Document Imaging: Building Images of Inaccessible Texts”, International Conf. on Computer Vision (ICCV), pp 662-669, Vol 1, Beijing, 2005.
  • M. Brown and W. B. Seales, “Incorporating Geometric Registration with PC Cluster Rendering for Flexible Tiled Displays,” International Journal of Image and Graphics (IJIG), pp 683-700, Vol 4, No 4, October 2004.

Recent Collaborations

Uwe Bergmann, Stanford University;  Josh Sosin, Duke University;  Christopher Blackwell, Furman University;  Gregory Crane, Tufts University;  Adrian Park, M.D., Dalhousie University;  Simon Lin, Academia Sinica

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer: SIGGRAPH, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI); International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV); Image and Vision Computer (I&VC)
  • Executive Producer: “Digital Renaissance: Imaging the Iliad” – one hour documentary about the digitization and preservation of the Venetus A manuscript.
  • Executive Producer:  “Coal In Kentucky” – one hour documentary about technology, energy, and coal production in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.